how to take advantage of home warrantee in first year
Does anyone have any advice about how to best use the home warranty we got when we purchased our house this year?
We moved in and found out:
* that the garage door doesn't work -- to a greater extent than the inspection said
* that there is more asbestos in the place than was originally detected by the inspector (we had the first bout removed)
*that there is a big leak under the kitchen sink
*that the newly-installed bathroom granite is unsealed and possibly incorrectly installed
*that the "resurfaced" kitchen sink and tile was actually just PAINTED and is now chipping away, probably at danger of ingestion.
* that the pipe water that the seller said was NOT brown actually is brown.
Is it best to contact the warranty company directly or do we get a third party involved? Like from the show, Holmes Inspection? What would that person called? Maybe... a "Forensic Contractor" or "Warranty Home Ispector?"
We are in the Los Angeles area, if anyone has anyone to recommend.
Is it relevant if the seller misled us or if the inspector(s) missed anything? ...Or is it all covered anyway?
I would appreciate any advice or experience you are willing to share. Thanks!
This post was edited by babyg on Wed, Dec 12, 12 at 17:25